Friday, October 26, 2007


As All Hallow's Eve approaches, a poll finds out who really believes in ghosts. If you're a liberal Catholic who never goes to church your odds are pretty good:
Those things that go bump in the night? About one-third of people believe they could be ghosts.

And nearly one out of four, 23 percent, say they've actually seen a ghost or felt its presence, finds a pre-Halloween poll by The Associated Press and Ipsos....

About one out of five people, 19 percent, say they accept the existence of spells or witchcraft. Nearly half, 48 percent, believe in extrasensory perception, or ESP.

The most likely candidates for ghostly visits include single people, Catholics and those who never attend religious services. By 31 percent to 18 percent, more liberals than conservatives report seeing a specter.

I'm convinced it must have been a malevolent spirit who put those rocks in my trick-or-treating sack.

[Thanks to S.B. for the link.]


Anonymous said...

And I thought conservatives were supposed to be the irrational ones . . .


Robert L said...

Well I saw this post and thought I might chime in. My roots can be found in a Bible church in Colorado. But the Lord brought me out here to be a school librarian in a large Private Baptist Academy. Out here is Guam. Where the population is 95% Roman Catholic. Here they have mixed the Roman Catholic dogma with local culture.Oct 31 and Nov 1 are very strange here. On the 1st you can go to any cementary on island and see the graves lit up with candles. It is bright enough that at night you don't need a flashlight. they have whitewashed the markers and even had fiesta's on the graves. But they all run and hide at night in fear of a lost soul coming inside of them when the return to their graves. The Catholic church on these mirconesian island take the local culture and apply it the their tradition. It isn't like anything I saw in colorado.

Matthew said...

In the congregation where I am at, we are struggling with the idea of Halloween. Is this something Christians should avoid?